American Airlines Says It Will Be Able To Fly From Miami To London In Under 5 Hours With New Supersonic Aircraft

American Airlines announced the purchase of 20 Boom Supersonic Overture aircraft today, saying Miami to London flying time would be reduced by half.

Flying time from Miami to London would be just under 5 hours on the Overture, AA said. Speeds would be twice the current fastest jets while over water.

The other route highlighted by AA as potentially benefiting from the new aircraft is Los Angeles to Honolulu, also primarily over water.

The aircraft are being designed to accommodate 65 to 80 passengers.

American has placed a nonrefundable deposit for 20 of the aircraft, which options for 40 more, which would give it the largest supersonic fleet in the world.

The first Boom Supersonic Overture is scheduled to roll out in 2025, with the first commercial flight in 2029.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Waste of money. They should just expand the Metromover to London and keep it free.

Low down dirty agent
1 month ago

Best comment ever

MIA
1 month ago

Laughing so hard right now

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dead

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Finally high speed air travel is coming back. Should go even faster

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe look into why it didn’t work the first time around.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe the reason it didn’t work the first time around was because you weren’t a passenger.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too expensive. Not enough people willing to pay that kind of money to shave a couple of hours of flight time off. Business and first class not enough to make it profitable.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Concorde was flying at nearly 2,500 km/h, faster than the Earth’s rotation (1,666 km/h). All this at 60,000 feet (18,300 m) where it flew without any turbulence, but at the cost of 25,000 liters of kerosene burned per hour. I’m very curious as to how Overture will tackle the problem of high fuel consumption. This high consumption has always been the brake on commercial aviation.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

In fact wasn’t it in the 2000s that regular commercial flights slowed down their average speed by a few miles per hour for a calculated fuel savings for a minor time increase? They go in the 500 mph range now instead of 600.

Anonymous
1 month ago

General airplane speed slow down in the 2000s for a fuel savings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fuel efficiency has improved significantly since the Concord came out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Airplanes slow down in the 2000s for better fuel economy. So planes have gotten slower.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t worry. It’ll be shore powered, courtesy of the Greed New Deal.

Maxjav
1 month ago

I recently fly from Madrid to Miami. The airline told me to be 4 hours prior to my flight, though I would have time for breakfast in the airport, I did not. 1 hour chec in 30 mins security, 30 mins customs, 1 hour walking/ train to terminal 1 hour boarding. Then 9 hours flight, 1 hour in customs, 1 hour waiting for the last luggage, lost 1, so another hour doing a claim, total 16h, with this plane we can reduce to 12… or they can just get better at checking and luggage.

Sub Tropics
1 month ago

Yeah a big part of comparing High-Speed rail to planes is a logistics of going to an airport far from City center and all the security and check in and check out.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

The Concorde wasn’t that bad and it didn’t end right at or just because of that accident.

Pickle Rick
1 month ago

Looks like a Concorde.

Snowhite
1 month ago

When I was a child living on Long Island, I use to hear the sonic boom from the Concord leaving JFK…I am still in love with it.

Hope I am alive and rich enough to be able to fly from Miami to Europe on it someday…..dreaming about the SST 😊

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sure. Vaporware plane. How much is the deposit for each plane?

Melo is peaches and cream
1 month ago

The technology is there. The business case, however…..

Doug DeNunzio
1 month ago

We will see what happens in the evolution of air travel.

Rumi
1 month ago

Time for Atomic Energy Powered Planes

Anon Colombiano
1 month ago

Who would want to fly from miami to london? Id rather fly miami to bogotá on a hyperspeed jet in under 30 minutes 😎

giblets
1 month ago

Ahhhhh yes….supersonic sugardaddy airlines!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with connections to dubai

anonymous
1 month ago

All these wana be Aerospace Engineers In the comments thinking they know better than the military and NASA. Obv SOMETHING is different from the Concorde or they wouldn’t have brought it back. This is the result of a 20 year research project to make hypersonic travel more fuel efficient

Anon
1 month ago

Who wants to go to that depressing dreadful dreary place? Probably this plane is good for those trying to escape London to beautiful Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

These people are hilarious. London is one of the great world cities. Miami unfortunately doesn’t make that list yet.

Anon Colombiano
1 month ago

If you love london so much why dont you move there and stop gentrifying miami? One thing london doesnt have is miami’s rich culture

Low down dirty agent
1 month ago

This should be left for flights from Miami to Orlando racing the Bright line. More people will like to see Mickey instead of the Queen

Fake News
1 month ago

Will never get built.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

stop being so pessimistic

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are flying the first prototype next year, look at their website before talking out of your butt.

Anon
1 month ago

They tried this in the 60’s. Didn’t work.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We are now in the 20’s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

and of course in over 60 years, technology, populations, or demand hasnt changed or improved at all

Anon
1 month ago

The improvement in technology is irrelevant. It didn’t work because airports have to be retrofitted with longer runways to fit the supersonic jets. This is unlikely for many airports and impossible for others.

There’s even the beginning of an Everglades jetport out west – it was abandoned after it became clear the industry wouldn’t take off.

Anonymous Anthropologist
1 month ago

It was abandoned after environmental protection.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This one needs about the same length as a 777.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol, the planes aren’t landing at supersonic speeds. Longer runways are need for larger and heavier planes, not faster ones. Why do you think an F-35 fighter jet can take off from an Aircraft carrier, and not a Boeing 747?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A lot has changed. The need to retrofit runways to fit these jets has not.

Anonymous
1 month ago

London can keep its crappy food and weather…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, don’t they also have Chinese, McDonald’s, and Burger King (just to name a few) joints there?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Besides beer and soccer there’s nothing but bad accents and crooked teeth

Anonymous
1 month ago

Meanwhile, for at least the last ten years, besides NYC,Hong Kong, and San Francisco.. London was in the top five cities for the most expensive property in the world. And it was one of the most filmed cities in the world for movies also.

Anonymous
1 month ago

London is becoming more irrelevant every year that passes…

Anon Colombiano
1 month ago

For real. Id rather fly miami to medellin or cartagena and enjoy truly wonderful cities

Anon
1 month ago

London? Lmao, who wants to go to that depressing dreadful dreary place? Probably this plane is good for those trying to escape to beautiful Miami.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

thank you for copying and pasting your horrible comment. London is a landmark of a city, and it isn’t like you’re being forced to live there.

Robert
1 month ago

They still have an opinion. London is famous and iconic but weather is truly dreadful. I did live there for two years. But I get that other people might love it. I definitely would not live there again.

The london man.
1 month ago

London survived german v2 bombardments